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Since 2004, the Angeles National Forest has banned climbing at Williamson Rock due to conflicts with critical habitat of the endangered Mountain Yellow Legged Frog. Now, after much work by the Friends of Williamson Rock and the Access Fund urging the Angeles National Forest to study alternate approach trails to Williamson, the Forest Service has issued a proposal that would reopen many of Williamson’s climbs while also protecting sensitive wildlife habitat. Personalized messages are the most effective form of communication when making comments to policy makers. Therefore, please use the following editable paragraphs as a guide to help you explain why you think reopening climbing at Williamson Rock is a good idea, but feel free to embellish the letter with your personal connection to Williamson Rock and why this proposed action is important to you. Your comments are needed to support their proposal to reopen climbing at this premier Southern California climbing area. For more information, see the Access Fund’s comments.
At AccessFund.org, you’ll find an easy-to-use letter writing tool that we are encouraging folks to use when submitting comments to support the proposal.